Equinix Opens Boca Raton Data Center

Written by on December 6, 2012 in Done Deals, News - No comments

Equinix has announced the opening of a 31,000-square-foot data center in Boca Raton.

The Redwood City, Calif.-based global interconnection and data center company (NASDAQ: EQIX) opened the new data center to serve South Florida and provide overseas connectivity to the commercial centers of Latin America.

Boca Raton was selected for the data center because the cable landing stations, which is where submarine telecommunications cables make landfall, are within a two-mile radius from the new location, said lAlex Vaxmonsky, director of Global networks and content. In addition, the Boca Raton location is outside of the evacuation zone for a Category 5 hurricane, he added.

The facility, which officially opened on Nov. 1, is located at Boca Corporate Center and Campus, the old IBM park off Yamato Road and has about 10 employees. Equinix is also remotely managing and selling into the facility from areas around the globe. The company also has a data center in Miami.

Equinix also has 66,000-square-feet of space reserved for future use. A data center typically can take seven to nine months to fill up, then the company would start on phase two and tap into the reserved space, Vaxmonsky said.

Miami-based Neutrona Networks International has signed on as a client of the new Equinix data center in Boca Raton, which the company calls MI3.

“Neutrona chose to colocate in the MI3 location because it offers a low-latency gateway to the managed and colocations services in Equinix’s Brazil-based IBX data centers. We can interconnect our Latin American and U.S.-based traffic, helping further enhance our networking advantage,” VP Luciano Salata said.


Source:  SFBJ

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